Date: Tue, 19 Sep 1995 13:12:02 -0700 From: Dan Alford Subject: Re: Consonant Cluster Reduction Of course, it's not like "ease of articulation" is an easy concept to articulate in other than an ad-hoc manner. On Thu, 14 Sep 1995, Terry Lynn Irons wrote: > This kind of final consonant cluster reduction is quite common in much of > spoken American English. Various scholars have pointed to it as a feature > of African American English Vernacular. It is a function of the basic > tendency in language to move toward ease of articulation.